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Safety In NumbersUmphrey's McGee have announced they will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their 2006 album, Safety In Numbers, by offering a remastered reissue vinyl edition of the record. The album, which the band says they were "tired of watching vinyl copies sell for a few hundred bucks on eBay", features several UM live staples, along with the band's first studio collaborations with Huey Lewis and Joshua Redman.1. Believe The Lie
6. Women Wine and Song
7. Intentions Clear
8. End of the Road
10. Ocean Billy
11. The Weight Around$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Back To The Future Soundtrack (Picture Disc)Picture Disc
Soundtrack to the hit film "Back To The Future," reissued for the first time on a stunning picture disc composed of the iconic cover art image of Marty Mcfly stepping out of the DeLorean on the front and the digital calendar found on the delorian dashboard on the back. The album includes two tracks culled from Alan Silvestri's compositions for the film, two tracks from Huey Lewis and the News, and two songs played by the fictional band Marvin Berry and The Starlighters.1. The Power Of Love
2. Time Bomb Town
3. Back To The Future
4. Heaven Is One Step Away
5. Back In Time
6. Back To The Future Overture
7. The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)
8. Night Train
9. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine?)
10. Johnny B. Goode$35.99Picture Disc Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Frankie Miller's Double TakeFrankie Miller is a well beloved artist from the 70's British Rock/Folk scene. He has been paralyzed since a 1994 brain hemorrhage. Some of Frankie's well known friends have gotten together to record an album of his unreleased songs. Alongside Frankie's original vocal, this album features new recordings from Elton John, Rod Stewart, Kid Rock, Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Willie Nelson, Paul Carrack, Bonnie Tyler, Huey Lewis, and more.LP 1
2. Where Do The Guilty Go?
3. Way Past Midnight
4. True Love
5. Kiss Her For Me
6. Gold Shoes
7. Sending Me Angelsv
8. Jezebel Jones
9. When It's Rockin'
10. Beginner At The Blues
1. To Be With You Again
2. I Want To Spend My Life With You
3. The Ghost
4. It Gets Me Blue
5. Out On The Water
6. It's A Long Way Home
7. I'm Missing You
8. I Never Want To Lose You
9. I Do$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Southern RootsAt long last here are the original session tapes that produced Jerry Lee Lewis' 1974 Southern Roots LP. Produced by Huey Meaux, a fellow Louisiana wildman, the final results reveal what happens when two fiery, free-spirited forces lock horns in the studio.
Meaux had just gotten out of prison and had a reputation you wouldn't want in your family tree. Separately, Meaux and Lewis each spelled trouble in a big way and could be impossible to work with. Together? God knows what would happen. The results could be an utter disaster or a stroke of genius. As Meaux later observed, ''I knew Jerry and I would fight, but in the end we'd come out with the record. We fought, but we delivered.''
For three days in September, 1973 Jerry Lee Lewis and Huey Meaux went at it, and each other. Listen as Jerry Lee is turned loose in the studio by a producer who didn't try to rein in Jerry's ego. In fact, Meaux did everything he could to feed it. That ego is nowhere more evident than on Jerry's version of the Percy Sledge 1966 hit, When A Man Loves A Woman, which Jerry turns into a sermon on war between the sexes.
Jerry and Huey cut mostly southern music - soul, country, R&B and a touch of swamp pop. They even included a surprisingly impassioned version of Johnny Ray's 1952 hit record, Cry.
Little did we know that there was supposed to be a second Southern Roots album. Only ten tracks ever appeared on the LP - a scant 34 minutes of music - but we've got it all here, including the music that was scheduled to appear on the second 'lost album,' all neatly overdubbed and ready for release. We've also got the stuff you were never meant to hear, and there's plenty of it.LP 1
1. Meat Man
2. When A Man Loves A Woman
3. Hold On I'm Coming
4. Just A Little Bit
5. Born To Be A Loser
6. Haunted House
7. Blueberry Hill
8. The Revolutionary Man
9. Big Blue Diamonds
10. That Old Bourbon Street Church
1. Silver Threads Among The Gold
2. Hold On I'm Coming (fast version)
3. Take Your Time
4. All Over Hell And Half Of Georgia
5. I Sure Miss Those Good Old Times
6. Raining In My Heart
7 Honey Hush
10. Studio Chatter #8 - Polk Salad Annie$47.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
I Hear You Knocking (Pure Pleasure)Dave Bartholomew has often been quoted to the effect that Smiley Lewis was a »bad luck singer«, because he never sold more than 100,000 copies of his Imperial singles. In retrospect, Lewis was a lucky man in many respects - he enjoyed stellar support from New Orleans' ace sessioneers at Cosimo's, benefited from top-flight material and production (by Bartholomew), and left behind a legacy of marvelous Crescent City R&B. We're lucky he was there, that's for sure.
Born with the unwieldy handle of Overton Lemons, Lewis hit the Big Easy in his mid-teens, armed with a big, booming voice and some guitar skills. He played clubs in the French Quarter, often with pianist Tuts Washington (and sometimes billed as 'Smiling' Lewis).
As the New Orleans R&B sound developed rapidly during the early '50s, so did Lewis. He scored his first national hit in 1952 with The Bells Are Ringing, but enjoyed his biggest sales in 1955 with the exultant I Hear You Knocking (its immortal piano solo courtesy of Huey Smith). Here's where that alleged bad luck rears its head - pop chanteuse Gale Storm swiped his thunder for any pop crossover possibilities with her ludicrous whitewashed cover of the plaintive ballad.
- Smiley Lewis (guitar, vocal)
Recording: At Cosimo's (New Orleans)
Production: Dave Bartholomew
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Bells Are Ringing
2. Standing on the Corner
3. Blue Monday
4. Down the Road
5. Lost Weekend
6. Real Gone Lover
7. Bumpity Bump
8. I Hear You Knocking
9. I Can't Believe It
10. Hey Girl
11. One Night
12. Nothing But the Blues$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Way It Is (Out Of Stock)
Mastered For This Recording By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
180g Vinyl Pressed at RTI
Packaged In Gatefold Jacket
Liner Notes Contain All Lyrics
''Hornsby's Smashing Debut...An iconic musical Americana...A Perfect Album!''
Bruce Hornsby and the Range made a spectacular musical debut.''The Way It Is'' is a poignant, soulful, and powerful album with a flawless tracklist, beautiful melodies, feel-good rock numbers, phenomenal ballads, and socially conscious tunes such as the title track. There isn't a minute of ''The Way It Is'' that suggests it's a debut album. The album was an instant classic, one of the most complete and cherished recordings of the 1980s that went on to win the 1986 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Not since Elton John and Billy Joel came along, had a piano player made such a major impact on the pop/rock music scene.
Perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that the music is so accomplished, Hornsby was already a consummate musician and songwriter when he made it. The record presented a unique, fresh sound, distinguished by Hornsby's remarkable, whimsical piano playing. ''The Way It Is'' was unlike anything else on the radio at the time, a combination of pop, rock, folk, jazz, classical, bluegrass and country music. The band incorporates a wide range of instruments in the songs to support this mix - mandolin, guitar, violin, piano, and even harmonica. The songwriting is fantastic, Hornsby paints vivid portraits of life in the mountain ranges, winding rivers, jagged coasts, towering forests, and stretching farmlands of his beloved Virginia. He maintains a hopeful outlook for love and happiness even during tough times both emotionally and economically. Fellow musician Huey Lewis is featured on the album, lending his harmonica and vocal talents to the track, ''Down the Road Tonight''. Lewis also helped produce the song, along with the track, ''The Long Race'' and ''The River Runs Low''.1. On The Western Skyline
2. Every Little Kiss
3. Mandolin Rain
4. The Long Race
5. The Way It Is
6. Down The Road Tonight
7. The Wild Frontier
8. The River Runs Low
9.The Red Plains$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock